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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-23-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Airtel India

Re: GPS on Playbook

Recently, I did securoty wipe on my playbook as some apps were not working, after rebooting i directly updated to the Latest Update the RIM has recently pushed. I installed OSMAND 0.8.3 from Blackberry App World (name changed) and belive me or not, my Playbook's GPS is catching GPS signal within minitues. Wowww!! I found one option in OSMAND called "Monitoring Services" - there you can set the timing interval based on which the app will wake up GPS chip. I tested it, leaving my playbook in home keeping OSMAND open (Sreen light went off after 5mins as usual) i went to gym, when i came back it immediately (5-10 Secs) catches the GPS signal which indicates it was holding that GPS signal even it went sleep mode. 

 

Requesting you all to share your recent experience with the GPS after updating the OS.